Classical Physics Revisited
July 25 - July 30, 2004
A one-credit lecture and laboratory course for high school physics teachers. Lectures will be given by Dr. Monica Plisch and other Cornell faculty on topics including: circuits and computer chips, magnetism and magnetic information storage, photons from light emitting diodes (LEDs), and curve fitting and statistics for physics. Hands-on activities developed by Cornell scientists working with teachers will be presented by teachers. Lab activities may include: discovering Ohm's Law, mapping magnetic fields, and converting electrical energy to light with LEDs. Many activities are tied to the NYS Physics Core Curriculum and stress graphical data analysis skills.
Applicants must currently teach at least one period of high school physics per day or give woekshop for physics teachers on an on-going basis. Applicants in New York State with tenure are preferred.
Tuition, Stipend, and Housing
Tuition and fees for both courses are paid by CIPT. Participants are housed in one of Cornell's residence halls and receive a stipend of $300, parking, all weekday breakfasts, and some lunches and dinners.
Please download the application form: Application
Form. You may apply for one or both summer courses. In addition
to your completed application, the following materials must be subnitted
by March 1, 2004:
- A statement of purpose explaning your reasons for interest in the program and way in which the experience will benefit your students.
- Your resume and a list of conferences, workshops, and courses attended in the past three years.
- Two letters of recommendation from a professional colleague or school administrator. In adition, you may subnit an optional recommendation letter from a student.
- The profile sheet from the high school where you are employed, or a description
of your shool that includes size, grade levels taught, students' socioeconomic
status, type of locality (urban, suburban, rural), and percentage of students
going on to college.
All materials must be mailed to:
Center for Nanoscale Systems
632 Clark Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Telephone: (607) 255-9434